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Photo by Michael Dobbs – Woodborough Web

Support Group for anyone affected by Parkinson’s

Julie, Janet, Lynda & Michael preparing Christmas lunch

December was a particularly busy month with several occasions to dine and socialise.  The weather was atrocious for our 2 day visit to Norfolk to see the Thursford Christmas Spectacular show and an overnight stay at Yarmouth. We went to the Cromer End of Pier show the next afternoon. This enjoyable weekend was marred by finding our cars covered in deep snow on our return to Mansfield.

The Xmas tree and trimmings gave a festive air to the monthly meeting as members played a dice game. Instead of our usual cold buffet Lynda (our Treasurer and ‘treasure’) laid on a lovely 2 course meal for everyone. Several ladies helped with serving the meal. Annabel Kingsbury decorated the tree for display at the Methodist Church Tree Festival.

Christmas lunch at Ramsdale Park Golf Club was a treat for everyone who attended and 3 members who were booked in but not well on the day. The staff were pleased to plate up their 3 course meal so Sandra and Michael could do ‘Xmas meals on wheels’ on their way home.

It was not all fun and festivities this month as we lost our friend Ian Brown. Ian was a very enthusiastic member with the meeting becoming the highlight of his month as his health began to fail.  We are delighted Carol will continue coming to the group.

If you want information about this friendly independent group please phone Sandra & Michael on 01636 812399 or email

Woodborough Art Club

wishes everyone a very happy 2018.